Thanks for all the great responses and helpful hints! I found out that I have bronchitis, not sinus infection. The NP gave me an inhaler and decongestant. If I don't get better by Saturday, I can fill an antibiotic script
. If I could just get the congestion to come out, I'd be much better. I think I've had this for awhile, but didn't realize it until I started tapering to 5mg of pred every three days, now. I have read that pred can "mask" other symptoms. I am so glad she didn't put me on more pred, but I really shared my feelings on both pred and antibiotics and how I didn't want anything that would send me back into a flare and/or back onto pred. She listened better than the GP and the GI!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!
Pancolitis diagnosed 5/07
4 Lialda/day since 8/01/07
Started 40 mg. Prednisone on 9/16/07 and tapering by 5mg per week which started on 9/28/07:
40, 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 10, 5, 5 every other day, 5 every three days, done!